The ABSA, in conjunction with researchers from Adelaide University presented a series of talks at Birdlife Australia’s renowned Gluepot Reserve on Saturday 14 March 2015.
The speakers were:
Duncan Mackenzie, Chair of the Gluepot Board of Management, who presented a very interesting talk on the history and management of the reserve;
Ass. Prof. David Paton talked about the devastating fire that swept through Ngarkat Conservation Park last year ,which among other things, wiped out the last South Australian population of Mallee Emu Wrens;
Rebecah Boulton talked about her research on the Black-eared Miner;
Andrew Barker presented a talk on his research on Southern Scrub-robins;
Tom Hunt spoke about his work on the bird communities of the Black Box region; and
Grace Hodder outlined her study on Diamond Firetails.
The talks were followed by the ABSA’s AGM and then a social gathering over a very enjoyable BBQ dinner.
On Sunday, some of us joined Wally Klau & Keith Bellchambers for a spot of bird banding. A Southern Scrub-robin was the highlight of the birds captured.